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Tanka Tuesday

Hi, i’s Tuesday and Tanka time 🙂 this week Colleen asks that we share the view outside our window by writing a poem in syllabic form. It’s a bit drizzly here in Wales, and it was very misty this morning so this sets the scene for my tritina.

American poet, Marie Ponsot (1921-2019) invented the tritina, which she describes as the square root of the sestina. Instead of six repeated words, you choose three, which appear at the end of each line in the following sequence: 123, 312, 231; there is a final line, which acts as the envoi, featuring all three words in the order they appeared in the first stanza.

Thanks for looking 💕


Published by poetisatinta

I was born and live in rural North Wales (UK) and found poetry again after a lifetime, so grateful I did :)

46 thoughts on “Tanka Tuesday

  1. There is something magical about pearls – at least I think so coming from the sea –
    an irritant, a grain of sand covered by the clam to make his body comfortable in his shell.
    Then I think beauty can be found in the peary words of your verse.

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